Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 1 until 3 p.m. at Carbon Hill Church of Christ prior to the service starting at 3 p.m. Dr. Charles Baker will officiate. Burial will follow at Mackey Boshell Cemetery.
Wilson was born on March 6, 1936, and was a lifelong resident of Walker County. He was an active member of the Macedonia Church of Christ, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Council of Conservative Citizens and Alabama Constable’s Association.
He attended the University of Alabama, Baylor University and was a graduate of Birmingham School of Law. Throughout his career he was active in local and state politics. Wilson had the distinguished priviledge to serve as an Alabama delegate in five Republican National Conventions and collaborating with Alabama’s Confederate Library at Confederate Park. He compiled hundreds of books and Civil War artifacts to preserve and commemorate Confederate history for future generations.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo Wilson and William Wilson.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Ray Wilson Jr.; three grandsons, Adam, Jack and Webb Wilson; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.
He will be rememebered with love by his special friend, Bonnie Englebert; her daughter, Ginger Burson, and adopted grandchildren, Isabella and Mycah.
Wilson Brothers Funeral Home, Carbon Hill; 205-924-4147